Darragh Harkin accepts that Pep Guardiola’s Catalan giants are impressive, but now he's backing another team to win. Or rather, he's backing ANY other team.
Unlike Bayern Munich manager Louis van Gaal, Sir Alex Ferguson doesn't need visual aids to show that he and his teams have balls, writes Ken Early.
This morning, JOE examines the problems that might be just around the corner for Alex Ferguson despite leading them to a fifth Champions League quarter-final in a row.
After the inclusion of James McCarthy in the Irish squad, JOE ponders whether the time has come for the talented midfielder to get the chance to nail his colours to the mast.
Dessie looks back on a weekend in which Bray staged a dramatic comeback to defeat St. Pat’s, while Shamrock Rovers claimed a vital win at the Showgrounds.
JOE looks back at a weekend that saw another door slam shut in Arsene Wenger’s pursuit of a trophy, and wonders if his blinkered approach has blinded him to what’s going on around him.
JOE looks ahead to a massive game between two vulnerable heavyweights and wonders if the Irish contingent can help Reading to indulge in some giant killing at Manchester City.
JOE looks back on a night of two brutal performances by English sides in the Europa League and suggests a visual reminder of the funny side of the beautiful game.